L'Oréal

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Found my match!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Incredible career opportunities
    Early exposure to management and Business challenges
    A lot of room for personal impact...a place where you can make your mark
    A place to grow professionally AND personally
    The people are Amazing

    Cons

    Not everyone fits. You have to be adventurous to succeed here....nothing is ever set in stone...the network is more important than the processes. There are very little guidelines and few directions are given.
    Very fast pace. Hard working required but it comes with the satisfaction of being part of a winning team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come live the life of employees one day per quarter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We're so glad to hear your positive experience here at L'Oréal and wish you many more years of continued success. We strive to provide experiences like yours -- exposure to top managers and early ... More

  2.  

    L'Oreal is a tough but fair environment

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    Current Employee - Demanding Finance Role
    Current Employee - Demanding Finance Role

    I have been working at L'Oréal (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package is offered

    Cons

    Bureacracy leads to surrender as you prolong your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write the review of your time here at L'Oreal. We appreciate your service to the company and are happy to see that your overall experience is so positive! For ... More

  3.  

    Great company to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    a lot of training and learning opportunities; great discounts on products

    Cons

    can be long hours; aggressive environment

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big disfunctional family feeling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is loyal to its employees, good training opportunities, interesting projects, good benefits

    Cons

    Super hierarchical, you cannot get anything done unless it is approved by bunch of managers. Lack of upward mobility, HR drives your career without consulting with you so if you are not careful you can end up in a mouse trap. No recognition for technical people, if you dont aspire to be a manager you are seen as a looser. No collaboration between groups makes projects move very slow. In the labs all the techs are temps so there is no continuity in terms of support, if you are working on something very delicate you have ot be prepared to do al the dirty work or waste months every year re-training new temps. Cost cutting is extreme so if you have to travel you have very small allowances and the cheapest flights so even if you are willing to pay out of pocket for an upgrade the fare does not allow it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so French hierarchy style, promote collaboration and stop having so many meetings, people are only functioning around big meetings not for the sake of project's objecives.
    Strengthen the technical track, give credit to project managers, dont make them be people managers too, some people are good managing people and deserve the credit for it but handling projects is a different beast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting, challenging with no work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Top on the industry
    Free products
    Provide trainings
    Provide growth and development to its employees (depends on the manager though)

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    No standardization of processes
    No proper planning of projects
    Slow decision making
    Less automation of processes (heavily dependent on excel)
    If things go wrong people would at first put their energy in pointing who is to blame and solving the issue is only secondary.
    High rate of employee turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much focus on getting things done thoroughly due to business style

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, easy job to do if you don't care.

    Cons

    easy job, easy to turn into an idiot. low paying relative to competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enforce training, improve communications at higher level to reduce interference with international partners. and stop lying about innovation, you don't give your employees enough time to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No work-life balance whatsoever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with the latest/greatest products on the market, cool events, nice people, free and/or discounted products

    Cons

    Way too many presentations and meetings that prevent you from accomplishing your daily operational tasks (inefficiency) causing you to work extremely long hours, bombardment of emails, poor organization/management of brands (people managing way too many brands/lines), low pay, no appreciation for life outside work, stressful, and difficult to become upper management if not French

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the unnecessary meetings/presentations, have more appreciation for life outside of work, hire more people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Efforts comes with Great Perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    management gives you the flexibility to work on your creativity and implementation 0f new ideas. this is very good for people who enjoys freedom of working and challenging environment. glam , glitz and fun place to work with. the company is willing to groom and send you for training . very good foundation for freshie!

    Cons

    1) not much of guidance from manager, basically you have to auto pilots everything
    2) teamwork spirit is pretty weak here. everyone is doing their own things
    3) can be quite routine after many years of working, as the organizational structure is very flat. once you got promoted , you are still doing the same old things just the title is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) need strong and visionary leaders to pull the team together
    2) increase chances of internal transfer and cross country transfer opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    L'Oreal gives you the opportunity for upward mobility with its global network. They also employ some very talented, smart people. Generous with the number of holidays you are paid for.

    Cons

    Sadly, it seems to be a small inner circle that rises to the top. Their treatment of employees is embarrassing and I am often sad and ashamed to work for a company that treats their employees like this. It is a culture that encourages inappropriate office behavior and treatment of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    90% of your success is learning how to manage personalities

    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the top beauty brands in the world are under the L'Oreal umbrella

    Cons

    work lif balance is a challenge and opportunities are few and far between

    L'Oréal Response

    Nov 13, 2014Employer Branding Manager

    We'd like to thank you for this review and are pleased you share the sentiment about the powerhouse of beauty brands under the L'Oreal umbrella. In the US we have launched a few policies in an ... More

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